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Company Information:

Company Name: Sonalysts, Inc.
City: Waterford
State: CT
Zip+4: 06385-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (860) 326-3842

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $5,282,446.00 63
SBIR Phase II $14,169,062.00 23
STTR Phase I $369,999.00 5
STTR Phase II $1,500,000.00 2

Award List:

THREE DIMENSIONAL ASW PERFORMANCE PREDICTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr John M Jakacky
Award Amount: $50,000.00

OPTICAL DISK STORAGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DATA BASES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Livingston Dodson
Award Amount: $50,000.00

OPTICAL DISK STORAGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DATA BASES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Livingston Dodson
Award Amount: $495,200.00
Abstract:
The objective is to use the massive storage capabilities of an optical disk to 1) support an enhanced level of performance with regard to environmental data base storage and retrieval and 2) broaden data base employment capabilities, including improved resolution and increased amounts of displayed… More

THREE DIMENSIONAL ASW PERFORMANCE PREDICTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr John M Jakacky
Award Amount: $489,400.00
Abstract:
The objective is to identify methodologies for determining the optimum radials and depths for which range-dependent propagation loss calculations are to be performed. this objective will be achieved by first defining realistic environments upon which to base the analysis. following environment… More

AZIMUTHAL NOISE VARIATION EFFECTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr John Jakacky
Award Amount: $49,997.00
Abstract:
The objective is to create a robust ambient noise model that can be used in current and future tactical acoustic performance prediction (app) programs to support real-time evaluation, prediction capabilities, and what-if analyses. current systems measure ambient noise in beams, but the noise data… More

ASW SEARCH PLANNING - INTERACTIVE GEOGRAPHICALLY BASED SEARCH LINEUPS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mr Robert Smith , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Software shall be developed for the sun 4 that allows interactive evaluation of sonar system lineups and search plans over a large geographic area of interest. the basis for this evaluation will be the depth combinations and target frequencies (matrix) for multipleceiver locations within the… More

SENSOR DATA CORRELATION/CLASSIFICATION VIA FUZZY CLUSTERING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Albert P Gerheim Phd , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
C-language software shall be developed that will accomplish a crisp clustering of asw contact reports from esm, sonar, and other sources. contacts shall be grouped together so that contacts in the same group originate from the same object. the probability that each object is a given type shall be… More

A MULTISPECTRAL-MULTIDIMENSIONAL APPROACH TO AUTOMATIC DETECTION / CLASSIFICATION D/C OF TORPEDOES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: William N Pugliese , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,998.00
Abstract:
The objective of phase i of this project is development of the software logic for automatic detection/classification (d/c) of torpedoes based on exploitation of weapon radiated noise and weapon motion. achievement of this objective requires the development and technical integration of-signal… More

Tactical Oceanography Support Of Mining And Mine Countenseasures Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mr Robin M Watters
Award Amount: $49,859.00

Multi-Warfare Tactical Decision Aid

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert D Smith Jr
Award Amount: $49,999.00

Automated Ship Active Sonar Mutual Interference Planning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony Cowden
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Phase I of this project will provide an automated active sonar mutual interference (MI) planning module design and proof-of-concept demonstration with the following innovative elements: Methodology for predicting MI levels, characteristics, and timing from a transmitting sonar to a receiving sonar… More

THREE-DIMENSIONAL SENSOR ILLUMINATION DISPLAYS IN SUPPORT OF NAVAL WARFARE TACTICAL DECISION AIDS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert D Smith, Jr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Advanced graphical presentation features of the x windows system version x11r5 and/or other emerging 3-d graphics languages will be exploited to develop a three-dimensional (3-d) sensor illumination display. the 3-d sensor illumination display will use a collection of 3-d tools to be developed as… More

Tactical Oceanography Support Of Mining And Mine Countenseasures Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mr Robin M Watters
Award Amount: $498,958.00
Abstract:
A software module will be developed that merges current taetical ocemnography capabilAties with mining mnd mine countereasures iHCM1 smp1oyment algorithmm to produce a geographically referenced plmnning and tactical decision aid The module structure will be fully c¿mpatib1e with ¿nce… More

Embedded Intelligent Tutoring Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert D. Smith
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
An innovative Intelligent Learning Center (ILC) will be developed for application within the Tactical Control Program (TCP). The ILC will incorporate and integrate interactive courseware (ICW), simulation-based, and case-based intelligent tutoring technologies to address the unique knowledge,… More

Variable Virtual Combat Mock-up (VVCM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James E. Mccarthy
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Sonalysts, Inc. proposes leveraging our Team's extensive research and development experience with state-of-the-art defense and commercial training and visualization technologies to develop an effective Variable Virtual Combat Mock-up (VCCM). Key Phase I objectives will include: defining the… More

Total Ship Training Concept

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Milton Stretton
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Emerging Technologies in Training Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kim Castro
Award Amount: $99,320.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James E Mccarthy
Award Amount: $600,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael W. Phelps, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $68,734.00

Adherent Durable Hydrophobic Epoxy Resin Formulation for Underwater Hull Touch-up Repair

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Daniel Bowdler, Sr.
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Sonalysts, Inc. proposes applying the concepts developed in Phase I toward the design and development of a prototype Combined Arms Training Support System (CATSS). This prototype will demonstrate the potential for low-cost simulations to be integratedinto training environments. The training… More

A Decision Aid for a Surveillance Satellite Crew Shift Supervisor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: James McCarthy, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The Phase I effort will focus on development methodologies for relating Surveillance Satellite Crew individual, team, and inter-team tasks, performance criteria, learning objectives, learning objective mastery, measures of effectiveness (MOEs), andmeasures of performance (MOPs)to overall Unit… More

Digital Resources for Instructional Design in CBT Authoring Using Latent Semantic Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: John Burns, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The Phase I technical objective is to develop a detailed description of our proposed decision-centered visualization (DCV) architecture to support the dismounted land warrior. DCV will collaborate with human users and reduce their workload, byautomatically presenting the information that is needed… More

An Intelligent Patient Data Review Assistant

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: James McCarthy, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The Phase I effort will include a detailed study design leading to the identification of intelligent tutor dimensions, components, and instructional features that are impacted by student model grain size. The study will also develop the experimentalmethodology that will compare learning… More

Embedded Training in an Optimized Manning Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John L. Wayne, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The Phase I effort will include a detailed methodology for conducting training in the anticipated manning environment for new and evolving 21st century ship classes (DD 21, CVNX, LPD-17, etc.). A training infrastructure will be defined that willaccommodate individual and team training requirements… More

Missile Defense Concept Analysis Tool (MiDCAT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: William J. Buckley, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"Phase I efforts will research requirements for a low-fidelity simulation that address a layered Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) for all phases of missile flight and all ranges. Phase I also will demonstrate a Missile Defense Concept Analysis Tool(MiDCAT) concept for new and evolving BMD… More

Integrated Satellite Operations Training and Rehearsal for Multiple Satellite System Ground Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: James E. McCarthy, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
"The Phase I effort will develop a Functional Description Document to establish requirements/constraints for a closed-loop adaptive training architecture that will support mission-area training. This training architecture will provide integrated satelliteoperations training as well as mission… More

Integrated Ship Environmental Management System (IS-EMS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Carlson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The Phase I effort will include a detailed analysis identifying the fundamental requirements needed to effectively develop an Integrated Ship Environmental Management System (IS-EMS). A ship to shore infrastructure will be defined that will accommodateindividual, ship-and shore-based environmental… More

Scalability and Reusability Methods for Intelligent Tutors and Job Performance Aids for the Maintenance of Reduced Manning Ships

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John L. Wayne, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Phase I effort will include a detailed methodology for the dual-use application of an intelligent tutoring system Domain Expert that supports training, and that also functions as an Intelligent Agent that supports performance in a maintenance setting.Techniques for scaling Domain Expert… More

Multi-Platform Undersea Warfare Modeling/Simulation Using Netcentric Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ernest W. Drew, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"Sonalysts, Inc. proposes to develop a networked modeling and simulation tool to support estimating environmental and tactical performance parameters. The tool will be accessible using any standard web-browser software. It will provide any user havingaccess to a secure wide area network (WAN),… More

Modeling Tool for Design, Manning, and Training of Shipboard Aircraft Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Daniel L. Bowden, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"Sonalysts, Inc. proposes to develop a networked modeling tool to demonstrate design, manning, and training of shipboard aircraft operations. This project will leverage Sonalysts' commercial naval simulation technology to provide computations, graphics,video capture, and simulation for shipboard… More

The Grain Size Of Student Models As A Factor In ICAI Effectiveness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: James E. McCarthy, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $745,109.00

Integrated Satellite Operations Training and Rehearsal for Multiple Satellite System Ground Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: James E. McCarthy, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Under Phase II, the continuation of the effort initiated under Phase I will complete the feasibility study and support the construction of the Phase II prototype of a closed-loop adaptive training system for integrated satellite operations training (ISOT).The ISOT prototype will provide integrated… More

Multi-Platform Undersea Warfare Modeling/Simulation Using Netcentric Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Margaret Bailey, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
This Phase II project will develop a prototype netcentric decision aid to support multi-static concept analysis, planning, and operations. The prototype will integrate existing Navy-approved systems, models, and data sources into the web-accessibleframework investigated in Phase I. The prototype… More

The Virtual Observer/Controller (O/C) --- Intelligent Coaching in Dismounted Warrior Simulations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE
Principal Investigator: H. George Banta, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Neil Heffernan
Abstract:
Sonalysts, Inc., along with Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and Advanced Interactive Systems (AIS), proposes to investigate the feasibility of developing an approach for modifying an existing intelligent tutoring technology and a simulationenvironment so that an intelligent tutor can be paired… More

Training Simulation Intelligent Scenario Generation Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Milton L. Stretton, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Sonalysts proposes to meld our extensive research and development and training application experience with innovative approaches to scenario-based training management. Sonalysts will conduct architectural research to support the development of an adaptivetraining management system for aviation… More

Enhanced Understandability and Effectiveness for Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Automatic Logistic Products

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Leon Miller, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Keeping Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) flying places great expectations on technical manuals and courseware, because it depends on a vast, complex information infrastructure. Information must be more easily understood, more easily located, and betterintegrated. Mere digitization of paper is not… More

Combat System Automation Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Milton Stretton, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Often knowledge management or automated information management systems focus on display organization or display architecture research; however, these approaches while important, do not get at the core problem of consistently eliciting and organizing dataand information during design within and… More

Embedded Training in an Optimized Manning Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Wayne, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The Phase I effort was focused on developing a detailed methodology for conducting training in the reduced manning environment anticipated for new and evolving 21st century ship classes (e.g., DD(X)). The Phase I objective was to research and design aprototype training system employing closed-loop… More

Embedded Training in an Optimized Manning Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Wayne, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,248.00
Abstract:
The Phase I effort was focused on developing a detailed methodology for conducting training in the reduced manning environment anticipated for new and evolving 21st century ship classes (e.g., DD(X)). The Phase I objective was to research and design aprototype training system employing closed-loop… More

Modeling Tool for Design, Manning, and Training of Shipboard Aircraft Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Bowdler, Daniel, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
This Phase II project will develop a prototype PC-based modeling tool to support concept analysis, manning, and training of shipboard aircraft operations for both legacy and advanced surface ships. The simulation environment will employ a commercial navalsimulation engine, resident in Sonalysts'… More

Modeling Tool for Design, Manning, and Training of Shipboard Aircraft Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Bowdler, Daniel, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
This Phase II project will develop a prototype PC-based modeling tool to support concept analysis, manning, and training of shipboard aircraft operations for both legacy and advanced surface ships. The simulation environment will employ a commercial navalsimulation engine, resident in Sonalysts'… More

Scalability and Reusability Methods for Intelligent Tutors and Job Performance Aids for the Maintenance of Reduced Manning Ships

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: H. Banta, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $598,654.00
Abstract:
The Phase II work plan will apply our Phase I research to design, develop, test, install, and demonstrate a prototype Agent-based Performance Support and Training System (APSTS) that will move the (Gas Turbine) maintenance person seamlessly betweenadaptive IMI intelligent tutoring environments to… More

Scalability and Reusability Methods for Intelligent Tutors and Job Performance Aids for the Maintenance of Reduced Manning Ships

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: H. Banta, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The Phase II work plan will apply our Phase I research to design, develop, test, install, and demonstrate a prototype Agent-based Performance Support and Training System (APSTS) that will move the (Gas Turbine) maintenance person seamlessly betweenadaptive IMI intelligent tutoring environments to… More

Portraying Uncertainty in Battlefield Weather Situational Awareness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Cranston R. Coleman,, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Current automated weather forecast models and associated tactical decision aids often produce information that is insufficient or misleading because they do not adequately reveal the accuracy of the forecast. Users of these decision aids need a way tounderstand the reliability of the forecast. … More

Human Systems Integration in Netted Systems: Support for Watch Turnover

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John L. Lackie, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal presents a work plan and design methodology for examining the feasibility of a potential watch turnover support system for use in U.S. Navy surface combatants. This proposed technology will provide an automated capability for performing a consistent, efficient, and effective watch… More

Adapting Intelligent Tutoring System for Assessing Collaborative Skills

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Biddle, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The Army's vision of the future included an Objective Force, a highly-mobile and lethal organization of warriors, which will be supported by the Future Combat Systems, consisting of a systems infrastructure that will integrate training, operations, and maintenance. The Objective Force will be… More

Human Performance Measurement Thresholds

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Burns, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Sonalysts and team members, Aptima, Inc. and American Institutes for Research (AIR), propose to meld our extensive research and development experience in the areas of human performance measurement, human systems integration (HSI), and training system design to conduct research and development of… More

Distributed Medical Training for Force Mobilization and Disaster Response

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Margaret Bailey, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Training is critically needed to prepare physicians of various specialties to perform trauma care when mobilized on military missions or operations. The goal of Sonalysts' and the University of Maryland's Medical Center is to design a scenario-driven, real-time, simulation-based training system to… More

Storage Efficient Data Mining for High-Speed Data Streams

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF CONNECTICUT
Principal Investigator: Margaret Bailey, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Dipak Dey
Abstract:
Sonalysts, Inc. and the University of Connecticut have developed a proof-of-concept prototype for a cross-disciplinary, efficient stream data mining and intelligent storage system that is portable and configurable for systems that ingest huge data streams and determine what data to store where. For… More

Combat System Automation Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Milton Stretton, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $299,995.00
Abstract:
N03-202 Phase II will formalize a human-centered, top-down functional analysis process in a prototype Trade Space for Systems Analysis (TSSA) tool. The TSSA prototype will enable a diverse group of users in the systems engineering community to collaborate and contribute to the decision-making… More

Distributed Medical Training for Force Mobilization and Disaster Response

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Margaret Bailey, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Training is critically needed to prepare physicians and corpsmen of various specialties to perform trauma care when mobilized on military missions or operations. The goal of Sonalysts and the University of Maryland Medical Center is to develop a scenario-driven, real-time, simulation-based Focused… More

Automated Passive Target Signature Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony Cowden, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Despite significant advances in acoustic processing and data display techniques, passive sonar classification still involves a significant amount of human effort. Sonalysts, Inc. proposes to develop an automated passive target signature fusion rule base. Relying on our unequaled expertise in… More

Automated Passive Target Signature Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony Cowden, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Despite significant advances in acoustic processing and data display techniques, passive sonar classification still involves a significant amount of human effort. During Phase I, Sonalysts, Inc. developed a proof-of-feasibility approach to an automated passive target signature fusion rule base,… More

Gaming and Training Environment for Counter Space Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Daniel Bowdler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The Phase I effort will develop specifications for applying a gaming environment to the training, rehearsing, and exercising of Offensive and Defensive Counterspace (OCS/DCS) Operations. Our team will innovatively apply our state-of-the-art commercial gaming engine, coupled with advanced human… More

Individually Adapted Web-based Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James E. McCarthy, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Sonalysts is pleased to offer this proposal to create a system for delivering individually adaptive web-based training (WBT). Our system will successfully deliver training via Navy Knowledge Online (NKO) and similar proven systems dedicated to other services or agencies. Moreover, our system will… More

Botnet Detection and Mitigation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Owen McCusker, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Botnets have become a lucrative and monetized line of business for criminal organizations. As of late they have been found in a growing number of cases involving cyber-extortion via Distributed Denial-of-Services (DDOS), and mass phishing where their use of encryption and packing schemes keeps them… More

Photogrammetry for 3D Scene Generation to Support Simulation, Mission Rehearsal, and Training Tools (SMRTTs)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Margaret Bailey, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
3D simulated environments will benefit mission rehearsal and training for counter-terrorism operations. The challenge is to create SMRTTs for simulating actual 3D environments that are easy to use, quicker, and more accurate than existing tools. To reproduce actual locations in a simulated 3D… More

Botnet Detection and Mitigation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Owen McCusker, Principal Investigator – (860) 326-3741
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
This Phase II effort will develop a functional prototype of DMnet, a distributed botnet detection and mitigation system. Our Team will develop and integrate state-of-the-art research in ontology, data fusion, data mining, and data warehousing into DMnet nodes. These nodes will be distributed… More

Automated Battle Management / Planning Aids

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Matthew Wilson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The United States missile defense capability is expanding rapidly. As the number of interceptors, types, and locations increase to defend against growing threats, so does the complexity of defense. Development of automated allocation of assets to threats is a critical technology to save lives and… More

Littoral Environment Visualization Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard Swiontek, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
A tool does not currently exist that allows an individual to visualize the littoral environment or changes to that environment with a fair degree of realism and on a near real-time basis. Sonalysts, Inc. wants to improve upon this situation by applying gaming expertise to develop a simulation tool… More

Interactive Learning Environment for Managing Socio-cultural Influences on Human-to-Human Interactions at the Tactical Level

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: James E. McCarthy, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Sonalysts, Inc. is pleased to propose the Tactical Multicultural Experience Development System (TAC-MEDS) to provide junior military personnel with the experience they need to excel. The TAC-MEDS System will contain basic instruction in multi-cultural interaction principles, skills, and attitudes. … More

Interactive Marine Mammal Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Margaret Bailey, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
A series of whale strandings have been correlated to the operation of naval medium-frequency active sonars. Sonalysts and WhaleAcoustics will define how to clear an area of cetaceans using non-injurious sound prior to the start of naval exercises. We propose to analyze existing data gathered at the… More

Gaming and Training Environment for Counter Space Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Daniel Bowdler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $746,842.00
Abstract:
The Phase I effort will develop specifications for applying a gaming environment to the training, rehearsing, and exercising of Offensive and Defensive Counterspace (OCS/DCS) Operations. Our team will innovatively apply our state-of-the-art commercial gaming engine, coupled with advanced human… More

Automation of Strategic Planning Frameworks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Research Institution: UNIV. OF CONNECTICUT
Principal Investigator: W. I. Lindley, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Dong-Guk Shin
Abstract:
The Phase I effort will develop an easily understood and usable application/tool for U.S. military planners and their U.S. Government Interagency partners to rapidly enter data from framework documentation. Sonalysts will organize and store the data in a relational database that allows the rapid… More

Intelligent Scenario Generation Tools for Distributed Mission Operations (DMO) Training and Rehearsal

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David Schell, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Sonalysts, Inc. and Aptima, Inc. (the Team) propose to research a proof-of-concept software solution that will be able to assess a student, team, or team-of-teams training record(s) to determine the needed instruction to continue, enhance, review, or reiterate training objectives for the Distributed… More

User Definable 4-D Common Operating Picture (COP)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Margaret Bailey, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Sonalysts will demonstrate the feasibility of developing a 4-D Common Operating Picture (COP), the elements of which are user selectable and automatically correlated in time and space. The 4-D COP will allow the user to project forward in time and analyze possible outcomes of pending operations. … More

Game Theory In Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Robert Kurzawa, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,540.00
Abstract:
Sonalysts, Inc. proposes to develop a framework to apply game theory algorithms within a modified commercial simulation architecture in order to develop stressing engagement scenarios against which to measure the optimum employment of Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) assets. This project will… More

Interactive Marine Mammal Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Margaret Bailey, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
A series of whale strandings have been correlated to the operation of naval medium-frequency active sonars. The goal of the Sonalysts and WhaleAcoustics research is to determine how to protect marine mammals, particularly beaked whales, while allowing the Navy to conduct sonar training. The Marine… More

Individually Adapted Web-based Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James McCarthy, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $445,676.00
Abstract:
During Phase I, Sonalysts successfully demonstrated the feasibility of our approach for providing Individually Adapted Web-Based Training. During Phase II, we will advance this vision by extending some critical enabling technology. Our state-of-the-art review of adaptive web-based training has… More

Accelerated Learning through Serious Game Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: James McCarthy, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Sonalysts is pleased to offer this proposal to apply accelerated learning techniques to combat the insider cyber threat. Accelerated learning is the accelerated development of persistent expertise in a domain. In other words, accelerated learning techniques are designed to increase the rate at… More

Optimized Manning and Crew Design Tools for Future Surface and Undersea Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert Kurzawa, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Sonalysts, Inc. proposes to develop a flexible framework and architecture for a suite of optimized manning and crew design tools that will assist the Navy to accurately estimate shipboard manpower requirements and suggest alternative system designs for optimizing the manpower on future Naval… More

Gaming for Training and Rehearsal for Fifth Generation Fighter Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Daniel Bowdler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The Phase I effort will develop specifications for applying a gaming environment to the training, rehearsing, and exercising of fifth-generation fighter tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs). Our Team, consisting of Sonalysts (prime) and Aptima, Inc. (subcontractor), will innovatively apply our… More

Tools to Support Understanding of Information Uncertainty in Combat Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: H. Banta, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Sonalysts proposes to investigate the field of research associated with uncertainty visualization and utilize this information in conjunction with human systems integration (HSI) design principles and subject matter expertise (SME) to design innovative uncertainty visualization approaches and… More

Advanced Visualization Methods for Mission Planning, Course of Action (COA) Evaluation and After Action Review (AAR).

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Margaret Bailey, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Sonalysts will demonstrate the feasibility of developing a Course of Action Rehearsal, Visualization, and Evaluation Tool (COARVET), which will allow users to analyze possible outcomes of pending operations, conduct mission rehearsals, and perform After-Action Reviews (AARs) of past missions. This… More

Adaptive Fleet Synthetic Scenario Research

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Central Florida's IST
Principal Investigator: James McCarthy, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Lori Brown
Abstract:
Together with our research institution partner, the University of Central Florida (UCF) Institute for Simulation and Training (IST), Sonalysts is pleased to submit this proposal to investigate the feasibility of creating a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) framework for correlation and fusion… More

Voice-Interactive Training Environment for Tactical Exercise Familiarization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert Kurzawa, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Sonalysts, Inc. proposes to provide the Air Force with a high-fidelity, PC-based environment to familiarize allied exercise participants with USAF air traffic procedures, tactical airspace operations, communication standards, and rules of engagement of Red Flag exercises in advance of their… More

Advanced Visualization Methods for Mission Planning, Course of Action (COA) Evaluation and After Action Review (AAR).

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Margaret Bailey, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Sonalysts and Boeing will develop, conduct and demonstrate a high-fidelity 3D visualization environment for Course of Action (COA) planning, analysis, rehearsal, and AAR prototype system (COARVET) in support of Air Force mission planning operations. During Phase I of this topic, Sonalysts and Boeing… More

Gaming for Training and Rehearsal for Fifth Generation Fighter Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Daniel Bowdler, Principal Investigator – (860) 326-3770
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
The Phase II effort will create a gaming environment for the training, rehearsing, and exercising of fifth-generation fighter tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs). The Team, Sonalysts as prime with Aptima, Inc. and Rickard Consulting Group as subcontractors, will innovatively apply our… More

Optimized Manning and Crew Design Tools for Future Surface and Undersea Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert Kurzawa, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
Sonalysts proposes to develop the Human Systems Engineering LighthouseTM (HSE LighthouseTM). The Lighthouse will consist of an HSE Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) and associated family of HSE decision support "Business Services" in support of the Navy Program Manager (PM), Office of the Chief… More

Air Anti-Submarine Warfare Modeling and Simulation Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert Kurzawa, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Sonalysts, Inc. proposes to research the feasibility of developing a non-deterministic, stochastic, end-to-end ASW simulation which produces randomly indeterminate future possibilities described by probability distributions. The objective of Phase I will be the development and "proof-of-concept"… More

Automated Detection of Whale Blows in Infrared Video

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOC / NOAA
Principal Investigator: Margaret P. Bailey, VP Software Development – (860) 326-3621
Award Amount: $95,000.00
Abstract:
The gray whale migration generates many hours of video that must be examined carefully to identify passing whales and get an accurate count of their numbers. Unfortunately, humans lack the necessary attention span. To solve this problem, a detector will be developed that can process hours of… More

Medical Gaming

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: David Fliesen, Principal Investigator – (757) 490-3927
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Throughout history, the ability of a fighting force to respond to battlefield casualties, perform triage, and evacuate their wounded to a treatment facility has been crucial to the long-term success of the force. Until now, the ability of medical personn

Framework for Large Streaming Data Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Margaret Bailey, Principal Investigator – (860) 326-3621
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Existing DoD Command and Control and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems are proving inadequate to handle the proliferation of sensors and the corresponding increase in data. To address this shortfall, Sonalysts will design a reliable, scalable, modular, and pluggable… More

Virtual War Games

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: David Fliesen, Principal Investigator – (757) 490-3927
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
From its historic beginnings with the establishment of the Naval War College in 1881, the U.S. Navy"s wargaming capability has evolved with emerging technologies, tactics, techniques, and procedures. With the introduction of virtual world technologies, wargaming begins a new era in the"art… More

Voice-Interactive Training Environment for Tactical Exercise Familiarization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Robert Kurzawa, Principal Investigator – (860) 326-3902
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Sonalysts, Inc. proposes to provide the Air Force with a high fidelity PC-based environment to familiarize allied exercise participants with USAF air traffic procedures, tactical airspace operations, communication standards, and rules of engagement of Red Flag exercises in advance of… More

RPA Simulated Operational Communications and Coordination Integration for Aircrew Learning (SOCIAL)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: James McCarthy, Principal Investigator – (860) 326-3792
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
The DoD is facing significant challenges in training Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) crews. At the same time that the popularity of RPAs is increasing and the need for qualified crews is skyrocketing, airspace restrictions and limitations in simulators are making it increasingly difficult to offer… More

Adaptive Gaming and Training Environment for Maintenance Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Robert Kurzawa, Principal Investigator – (860) 326-3902
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Sonalysts, Inc. proposes to provide the Air Force with a low cost reconfigurable"Standard Adaptive Maintenance"(SAM) trainer that uniquely integrates game engine Artificial Intelligence (AI), real-time scenario generation, Interactive Multimedia Instruction (IMI), Interactive… More

Simple Profiler for Official Information Exchange

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Margaret Bailey, Principal Invetigator – (860) 326-3621
Award Amount: $149,999.00
Abstract:
Communications are vital to the success of any military organization and the U. S. Navy is better connected than ever. The use of classified wide area networks with email capability, tactical chat, secure video teleconferencing, and other systems is widespread, but these systems have not replaced… More

Innovative Data Anomaly Detection and Transformation for Analysis Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Margaret Bailey, Principal Investigator – (860) 326-3621
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
NAVAIR"s Warfare Analysis and Integration Department (AIR 4.10) has three labor intensive, error prone, data management operations that Sonalysts"desktop, Windows application will automate with a generic toolkit to greatly reduce the human effort. The data provided by the fleet tends to be… More

Simple Profiler for Official Information Exchange

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Margaret Bailey, Principal Investigator – (860) 326-3621
Award Amount: $749,981.00
Abstract:
Sonalysts will research and develop a robust military message profiler to permit automated local routing of incoming organizational messages transmitted to an activity by military messaging systems. Used at activities ashore and afloat, the profiler will parse and decode incoming messages and… More